07/06/2020

TCHRD Statements

Human Rights Day 2016: Stand Up for Rights and Freedoms, Stand Up to Tyranny and Oppression

Today we celebrate the 68th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The rights and freedoms enshrined in the UDHR affirm that we are born free and equal, endowed with inherent rights to freedom of movement, expression, […]

TCHRD condemns “unspeakable action” by Chinese ambassador in Germany

  The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) condemns the government of People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) oppressive treatment of Michael Brand, a German lawmaker and advocate for human rights. The PRC’s brazen attempts to censor the German politician drew harsh criticism from international onlookers and provided an […]

China must end enforced disappearance of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama

Today is the 27th birthday of Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, the reincarnate of the previous 10th Panchen Lama, one of the most important spiritual leaders of Tibet. On 17 May 1995, three days after His Holiness the Dalai Lama recognized him as the 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and his parents disappeared […]

TCHRD calls for immediate investigation into death of prominent Tibetan reinc...

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) has received the tragic news that Chinese prison officials have cremated Tenzin Delek Rinpoche’s body and still have his remains in their custody. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche was a prominent reincarnate lama and a highly-revered spiritual leader who died in prison while […]

TCHRD statement on the death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche in Chinese prison

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is deeply shocked and saddened by the unexpected death of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, aged 65 years old, serving a life imprisonment at Chuandong Prison near Chengdu city, capital of Sichuan Province in People’s Republic of China (PRC). The arrest and sentencing […]

China: Release reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist monk on medical parole

Today marks the 13th anniversary of Tulku Tenzin Delek’s arbitrary and unjust arrest on 7 April 2002. His arrest eventually led to life imprisonment. Tenzin Delek Rinpoche is a revered Tibetan Buddhist lama from Lithang, Kardze, Kham, in present-day Sichuan Province. He is known for his campaigns to restore Tibetan […]

‘EVERYDAY IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY’: TCHRD observes World Human Rights Day

Sixty-six years ago, on 10 December 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a fundamental part of the international human rights system and, along with the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant […]

TCHRD highlights Tibetan human rights issues at UN

The director of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD), Ms. Tsering Tsomo, attended the 27th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) at the United Nations in Geneva from 14 to 24 September 2014, to draw the Council’s attention to the pressing human rights issues inside Tibet. […]

TCHRD urges UN rights commissioner to defend imprisoned Tibetan activist

In his first speech as the United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein declared “courage is the first human virtue… The courageous individual is he or she who has nothing to wield but common sense, reason and the law, and is prepared to forfeit future, family, […]

TCHRD calls on new UN rights commissioner to make Tibet a priority

The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) would like to welcome Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to the position of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, which he assumed on Monday, 1 September. High Commissioner Al Hussein comes to office when expectations for what the Office of […]